Former Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington isn't ready to accept that his playing career is over just yet, but he's already accepted a job on the other side. He's just signed with Fox Sports to provide analysis during NFL football games. Though he still hopes to return to playing one day.
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"I'm going to take this year off, get healthy," Pennington told a West Virginia newspaper. "I'm going to evaluate things and see where I am physically. I planned to make a fourth comeback but I'm at a point of my career where I haven't been patient before. I'm going to be patient now.
Pennington's last season with the Dolphins ending early due to injury. Then, during the off season the almost-35-year-old tore a ligament in his knee during a pick up basketball game. Sounds like his career is over to us, but, hey, the guy is a two time winner of the comeback player of the year award.
Pennington will be teamed with play-by-play announcer Sam Rosen. Of course, he won't be the only former Dolphins player talking about football on your TV box on Sundays. Dan Marino provides analysis for CBS's pre-game show.